David Mundell, MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, has expressed concern for rural businesses in Scotland after a report showed they pay additional postage costs.
The report, issued by Citizens Advice Scotland, showed that additional charges are added based on geographic location.
The report found that:
- Almost nine out of ten businesses regularly faced an additional surcharge for delivery due to their geographic location
- 76%, a total of more than 15,000, felt the costs of ordering items online had a ‘substantial impact’ on their business
- 80% of respondents regularly encountered that surcharges were imposed, due to their location, on orders that stated 'free delivery'
The MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, has expressed concern after a recent report showed high delivery charges to rural businesses in Scotland.
David Mundell MP said the report, published by Citizens Advice Scotland, showed that rural businesses had additional postal charges applied to their orders, even when 'free delivery' is advertised.
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell visited a Syrian refugee camp in eastern Turkey as part of a fact finding trip to better understand the continuing humanitarian crisis.
The visit also provided an opportunity to see firsthand the work that is taking place to support refugees as a result of generosity in the UK and around the world.
The Scottish Conservative Chairman, and MP for for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, David Mundell has paid tribute to David McLetchie - who has died aged 61.
As well as criticising the last Labour government Mr Mundell also attacked its current leader Ed Miliband saying that in choosing him to replace Gordon Brown the Labour Party had, 'went from Mr Has-Been to Mr Never-Will-Be.'
He told Scottish conservatives that they faced two major battles in the near future, winning the upcoming referendum on independence and then the 2015 General Election.
He also took the opportunity to reiterate his support for Conservative leader David Cameron and told the conference that 'fine achievements' had been made during the last three years in coalition.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell is calling for a summit to be held about urgent improvements to one of the main roads linking the Borders with Dumfries and Galloway.
The A708 was closed for ten days in April after a section of it collapsed into a stream.
Mr Mundell is concerned that other sections of the road are also vulnerable:
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell is calling for action to improve a road that collapsed into a stream last month.
In April, a stretch of road on the A708 near to Grey Mare's Tail broke off after heavy rainfall, but has since reopened.
The road runs between Moffat and Selkirk and is an important tourist route linking the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway.
David Mundell MP, has been speaking to residents in St Boswells today about the Better Together campaign.
Maggie Stanfield is an Ambassador for the Yes campaign and she says people do need to be more award of both arguments.
Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has expressed his disappointment over the news that Langholm based textile mill Reid and Taylor has entered administration, with the loss of 35 jobs.
The firm has been manufacturing luxury cloth and fabric since 1837.